5B appointed by AES for 10.1MWp solar power project in El Salvador

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12 April, 2023

Australian solar pioneer 5B has been appointed as the technology provider for a 10.1MWp solar system that will form part of a 21.4MWp Full EPC Turnkey & PPA Project that AES El Salvador is constructing on a build, own and operate basis for Holcim El Salvador’s El Ronco cement plant.

When operational, the new solar power plant will generate 21 per cent of the energy required for cement production at the plant and will lower Holcim El Salvador's fuel oil consumption by 43,000 barrels a year.

5B was awarded the contract based on the ability of its system to fit more DC capacity on the available land, as well as its rapid deployment and safety advantages.

Roberto Sandoval, General Director of Solutions Division, AES El Salvador said: “The 5B Maverick is uniquely designed to deliver a lot of power in markets with land constraints. Optimal use of land is becoming an increasingly important factor in solar farm development and the 5B Maverick is a great solution in that sense.”

“We will continue to innovate and improve execution with new solar technologies like 5B Maverick, which are driving standardisation to deliver more end-to-end engineering, construction and procurement benefits.”

5B’s Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Chris Wienbeck, said: “It’s exciting to see local industrial manufacturers leading the way on lowering emissions in their production processes to support national climate commitments and economic growth through the creation of new jobs in the emerging renewable energy sector.”

Deployment of the 208 5B Maverick solar system will commence in mid 2023. It will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2023.

Media enquiries

Bernadette Jolley
5B Head of Marketing
+61 404 311 044

AES El Salvador Communications & External Relations Director
Virginia Trujillo virginia.trujillo@aes.com

About 5B

5B is a clean technology innovator on a mission to accelerate the planet’s transition to fast, easy, ultra-low-cost clean energy by harnessing the full power of the sun. 5B has transformed the delivery of solar projects with its prefabricated, modular, scalable, rapidly deployable 5B Maverick solar solution. It has a growing base of more than 50 customers served by a global network of 5B Ecosystem Partners. 5B was founded on and operates from Eora land, the place we now call Sydney, Australia. As part of our commitment to reconciliation, 5B acknowledges the traditional custodians of this country, their culture, identity, community, and their connections to land and sea. 5B pays our respect to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect globally, and endeavour to learn from and build meaningful relationships with all First Nations peoples and communities.

For more information visit: www.5b.co

About AES El Salvador

AES El Salvador is an AES Corporation’s subsidiary (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 500 global energy company. In El Salvador, AES accelerates the future of energy through its three divisions.

  • Distribution Division. AES has four energy distribution utilities: AES CAESS, AES CLESA, AES EEO and AES DEUSEM, that serve to more than 1.5 million customers and cover approximately 80% of the Salvadoran territory.
  • Generation Division. Currently, AES generates energy through 14 plants, one based on biogas and 13 with a solar source, contributing approximately with the 25% of the total solar energy produced at the country.
  • Solutions Division. AES promotes alternative energy solutions for the public and private sectors, developing energy efficiency projects, construction and maintenance of photovoltaic solar systems, efficient public lighting and promoting electromobility in the country.uis imperdiet massa. Mauris ultrices eros in cursus turpis massa. Sed risus ultricies tristique nulla aliquet enim. Varius duis at consectetur lorem donec massa sapien faucibus. Neque sodales ut etiam sit amet. Egestas congue quisque egestas diam in arcu cursus euismod quis.”
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